The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Contact your high school counselor for more information or your local Elks Lodge. To find the Elks Lodge nearest you use the Lodge Locator button. I
Individual scholarship breakdown is;
Two $60,000 scholarships ($15,000 per year)
Two $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 per year)
Two $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year)
494 $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year)
MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP:
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2011 competition.
Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
College students are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will notify the 500 national finalists by email by February 28, 2011. To be eligible for an award, national finalists will be required to submit a secondary application online. The national finalists will also be required to mail their Student Aid Report to the ENF. These applications are due March 25, 2011.
The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners, and notify them in writing, by April 15, 2011. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university.
2011 Most Valuable Student Award Offers
500 Four-Year Awards for the
2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-2014, 2014-15 Academic Years
Four-Year Total Award No. of Awards Total
First Place $60,000 2 $120,000
Second Place $40,000 2 $80,000
Third Place $20,000 2 $40,000
Fourth Place $16,000 2 $32,000
Fifth Place $12,000 2 $24,000
Sixth Place $10,000 4 $40,000
Seventh Place $8,000 4 $32,000
Runners Up $4,000 482 $1,928,000